I’m Taking Metal Back

Due to circumstances I don’t want to go into, concerning people I don’t want to talk about – I’ve already put hexes on their heads anyway – I've been doubting my place in the metal scene. I've found it impossible to wear my band shirts, I've found it impossible to listen to my favourite bands,… Continue reading I’m Taking Metal Back

Where To, Hair? Part II

If you come here regularly, you might recall me grumbling about my hair and its lack of volume the other day, and that I was thinking about doing something drastic to it, i.e. adding to layers or going short. Thankfully, a fellow long haired female friend warned me that getting layers when you have long,… Continue reading Where To, Hair? Part II

Where To, Hair?

My hair has, for the majority of my 31 years, been my statement piece, my pride and joy, the be all and end all. I've always treated it with respect i.e. not ironing it every day, not using masses of products, not stripping it down. Though I do dye it black and have been doing… Continue reading Where To, Hair?

There Will Be Poetry : Pinecone

My life has always been very much interwoven with what I post here on Wyrd Words & Effigies, and it's going to become even more so as my belly swells and my little shadow becomes a bigger shadow in my womb. I wrote a poem about my ultrasound the other day. I find it easier… Continue reading There Will Be Poetry : Pinecone

I Am Going To Be A Mother

I'm currently 14 weeks pregnant with my boyfriend Hravn's baby, and today had my first ultrasound. Up until now, I haven't really been able to believe that there was anything in there, because my stomach is still relatively flat and I've had minimal morning sickness. (Guess I'm one of the really fucking lucky ones, huh?)… Continue reading I Am Going To Be A Mother

Death, You Should Have Warned Me You Were Coming

My Nanna and I were close when I was small and blonde. She is one of the people who shaped me into this woman who's writing to you today. This wyrd, crazily enthusiastic, deeply passionate woman who never wants to do life half arsed. But then something happened, and our relationship started to come away… Continue reading Death, You Should Have Warned Me You Were Coming

How I Plan To Survive On Instagram

I deactivated my Instagram account several days ago with the belief that I was done for good. I was so tired, so, so tired of feeling like shit almost immediately after logging in. I was also tired of the narcissism. Instagram is a breeding place for it. But I'm aware that it was me who was… Continue reading How I Plan To Survive On Instagram

The Wyrd Words & Effgies Guide To Autumn Part I : Wyrd Crafts To Do In The Autumnal Months

The leaves are starting to shiver. Nests are falling from the trees (I picked one up and brought it home...then the SO then wrote about it and I got laughed) and there is a bite to the air, a familiar bite, a bite the majority of us wyrdos ache for through all spring and summer.… Continue reading The Wyrd Words & Effgies Guide To Autumn Part I : Wyrd Crafts To Do In The Autumnal Months

Sound Of The Day : Gallhammer

My man, who usually has his head stuck in the early 80's when it comes to music, today decided he wanted to uncover some new BM by the female of the species. Naturally Gallhammer came up when he asked for recommendations on Facebook...and I was sent on a nostalgia trip back to 2007 or whenever… Continue reading Sound Of The Day : Gallhammer